20.10.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Submissions Gallery

Here it is, at long last, all of the digital submissions to our “Drawing On The Past” art project in collaboration with Herschel Supply. If you somehow missed it, I asked people to submit drawings of people, places, and things, that positively affected their lives.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part! The artworks you all sent in were terrific but I was blown away by some of the intensely personal stories many of you shared. I loved reading through them all, and at our art show here in Vancouver (photos here), many people came over to me to share their favourite stories. It was cool to see people actually connecting with the art on the wall (this is something I don’t often see at art shows for some reason).

Sorry it’s taken so long to get all these submissions published, but I think when you see how many there are, and imagine typing them all out, you’ll understand. Big thanks to my sister for helping transcribe all the handwritten stories.

 

 

THE SUBMISSIONS 

lostboy-finn

My mother told me about this true story of a family of crows in our backyard. A young crow fell from the nest and got stuck. They never stopped crowing. They got my mother’s attention and she got the young crow free. My mother’s way of showing how unrelentless her love is for me and our family was narrating this story. She told me that like a family of crows, even if one strays away, she’ll never give up on them. My family (including my ancestry) has evolved in so many ways but the traditional ways in which family is vital and strong has never wavered. I am a queer gender-fluid artist and my family of crows (present and past) loves me no matter what. That love will always be present and I can belong.

Name: Lost Boy

 

See the rest of the submissions below. Just a little warning here, there are A LOT of images for your browser to load.

 

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05.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Homemade Instrument Submissions

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
This is where your submissions to our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia will be posted! Remember you have until September 26th to submit to this project! There are sweet prizes up for grabs but you should just do it because it will be fun!

If you wanna be a part project get full info here.

“Murder Ballad” – 1970’s Trumpet, Rifle Stock

“Fuck You Pablo”- 1930’s Harmony Guitar

Ron Ulicny – Portland, Oregon

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20.06.11 by Jeff

Meghan Paterson

A little sneak peek of Meghan Paterson’s upcoming show at Catalog.

Artist painter Meghan Paterson painting

Watch the video below!

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21.04.11 by Jeff

Mano Y Mano

Aaron De La Cruz and Samuel Rodriguez invaded Above Second Gallery last week! Wish I could have been there, the work looks great!

Aaron de la Cruz Samuel Rodriguez Mano y Mano at Above Second Gallery
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19.11.10 by Jeff

Sean Marc Lee

Photos from Sean Marc Lee’s upcoming show at K&K Gallery in December.

sean marc lee photographer photography
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15.05.10 by Jeff

Mark DeLong

Heads up Vancouver, Mark DeLong is showing work at LES Gallery right now! Jump over there before it’s gone.

mark delong les gallery artist painting vancouver sculpture
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16.04.10 by Jeff

Greg Lamarche

Greg Lamarche solo show going on right now at Show & Tell Gallery.

artist greg lamarche
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10.03.10 by Jeff

Above Second Gallery

Huge congratulations to my good friend Jasper Wong who just opened Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong! He and Wu Yue (Paris) christened the space with a show just over a week ago! I am really excited about this because we have something planned (and it involves all of you)!

Above Second Gallery Hong Kong wu yue Jasper Wong
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